Updated:
Original:

With LaVine injured Brandon Rush has filled in nicely

Maybe it's time to start incorporating Brandon Rush into the rotation.

The Timberwolves have been without Zach LaVine for the past two games who's dealing with a hip injury. With LaVine out, Tom Thibodeau has turned to Brandon Rush to start at shooting guard and so far, so good.

In the past two games in which the Wolves defeated the Rockets and Thunder, Rush has played over 36 minutes while hitting 10 3-pointers.

https://streamable.com/qis00

Thibodeau even rode Rush for 40 minutes on Friday night. Before his last two games Rush was inactive for 14 of the past 18 games.

The 31-year-old veteran signed with Minnesota after two seasons with the Golden State Warriors where he won an NBA Championship.

His teammate Ricky Rubio praised Rush after the game on Friday night for knowing what it takes to win.

Throughout his nine-year career, Rush has been a sniper from behind the arc hitting 43 percent of his 3-pointers.

When the Timberwolves got off a bad start this season, it was rumored that Thibodeau could trade one of their young players for an established veteran.

Well with Rush coming off two NBA Finals appearances, he may already have that kind of player on his bench.

Next Up

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Related

With LaVine injured Brandon Rush has filled in nicely

Maybe it's time to start incorporating Brandon Rush into the rotation.

Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL

With LaVine out, look for Brandon Rush to see more playing time.

Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL

With LaVine out, look for Brandon Rush to see more playing time.

LaVine: 'Thibs tried to kill me in my first workout'

LaVine went into detail about what it's like playing for Tom Thibodeau.

LaVine: 'Thibs tried to kill me in my first workout'

LaVine went into detail about what it's like playing for Tom Thibodeau.

Brandon Jennings has no respect for Ricky Rubio's shooting

Brandon Jennings refused to play defense on Ricky Rubio.

Brandon Jennings has no respect for Ricky Rubio's shooting

Brandon Jennings refused to play defense on Ricky Rubio.

The Wolves have been terrible, but Zach LaVine has been on fire

Remember when Zach LaVine was nearly traded before the season?